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Portrait of Trevor Clifton

Trevor Clifton PCubs

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
100.3 5.39 1.43 76 6 7 0 -0.6
Birth Date5-11-1995
Height6' 1"
Weight170 lbs
Age21 years, 10 months, 12 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2013 CUB Rk 8 1 10.3 0 0 0 13 8 15 0 .260 96 11.3 7.0 0.0 13.1 39% .464 .323 2.03 3.42 6.97 104 5.40 113.3
2014 BOI A- 13 13 61.0 4 2 0 59 30 54 3 .271 115 8.7 4.4 0.4 8.0 54% .316 .251 1.46 4.31 3.69 102 4.82 108.2
2015 SBN A 23 22 108.7 8 10 0 91 47 103 7 .258 103 7.5 3.9 0.6 8.5 39% .287 .256 1.27 3.94 3.98 104 4.41 105.3
2016 MYR A+ 23 23 119.0 7 7 0 97 41 129 4 .262 98 7.3 3.1 0.3 9.8 37% .300 .232 1.16 3.05 2.72 92 4.27 105.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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Compensation

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2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 7.9 6.6 0 23 23 114.0 93 50 84 16 .236 1.25 4.39 4.65 6.7 0.7
80o 7 6.7 0 22 22 106.6 94 50 79 16 .250 1.35 4.83 5.12 1.0 0.1
70o 6.5 6.7 0 21 21 101.4 94 50 75 16 .260 1.42 5.15 5.47 -2.8 -0.3
60o 6 6.6 0 20 20 97.0 94 50 72 16 .268 1.48 5.42 5.77 -5.8 -0.6
50o 5.6 6.6 0 19 19 93.0 94 50 69 16 .276 1.55 5.69 6.07 -8.5 -0.9
40o 5.2 6.6 0 18 18 89.1 93 50 66 16 .284 1.61 5.96 6.36 -10.8 -1.2
30o 4.7 6.6 0 17 17 84.9 93 50 63 16 .292 1.68 6.25 6.68 -13.2 -1.4
20o 4.3 6.5 0 16 16 80.2 92 49 59 16 .303 1.76 6.60 7.07 -15.8 -1.7
10o 3.6 6.4 0 15 15 73.9 91 49 55 16 .317 1.88 7.10 7.63 -18.9 -2.1
Weighted Mean5.66.60191992.692496816.2741.535.656.02-8.0-0.9

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201823611026261541401011572730.3041.565.536.268.25.99.21.6-1.0
2019246902525146128911592230.3101.505.055.717.95.69.81.4-0.2
2020255802121124110851352130.3051.585.456.178.06.29.81.5-0.7
2021264601515867557941430.3051.535.155.837.86.09.81.5-0.2
2022273401010595334621030.3051.475.295.998.05.29.41.5-0.2
2023281204422231626530.3491.775.976.769.46.510.62.0-0.3
2024293601414838855881730.3391.735.886.669.66.09.61.9-0.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 91)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Yency Almonte 2016 0.00 DNP
2 95 Gabriel Ynoa 2015 0.00 DNP
3 94 Sean Watson 2008 0.00 DNP
4 94 Robert Stephenson 2015 0.00 DNP
5 94 Keury Mella 2016 0.00 DNP
6 94 Robbie Ray 2014 8.16
7 94 Miguel Almonte 2015 6.23
8 94 Scott Barnes 2010 0.00 DNP
9 93 Zack Wheeler 2012 0.00 DNP
10 93 Joe Ross 2015 3.87
11 93 Adam Ottavino 2008 0.00 DNP
12 93 J.C. Sulbaran 2012 0.00 DNP
13 93 Matt Anderson 2014 0.00 DNP
14 92 Pedro Fernandez 2016 0.00 DNP
15 92 James Houser 2007 0.00 DNP
16 92 Rafael Montero 2013 0.00 DNP
17 92 Ben Snyder 2008 0.00 DNP
18 92 David Bromberg 2010 0.00 DNP
19 92 Reynaldo Lopez 2016 5.22
20 92 Justin Nicolino 2014 0.00 DNP
21 92 Tyler Herron 2009 0.00 DNP
22 92 Dylan Bundy 2015 0.00 DNP
23 92 Trevor Reckling 2011 0.00 DNP
24 92 Yohan Almonte 2012 0.00 DNP
25 92 Jorge Bucardo 2012 0.00 DNP
26 92 Roman Mendez 2013 0.00 DNP
27 92 Nick Travieso 2016 0.00 DNP
28 91 Matt Harrison 2008 6.13
29 91 Ricardo Pinto 2016 0.00 DNP
30 91 David Hess 2016 0.00 DNP
31 91 Manuel Rivera 2012 0.00 DNP
32 91 Robert Bundy 2012 0.00 DNP
33 91 Severino Gonzalez 2015 7.92
34 91 Ruben Alaniz 2013 0.00 DNP
35 91 Vance Worley 2010 1.38
36 91 Shairon Martis 2009 5.46
37 91 Michael Fulmer 2015 0.00 DNP
38 91 Chih-Wei Hu 2016 0.00 DNP
39 91 Jon Moscot 2014 0.00 DNP
40 91 Brady Lail 2016 0.00 DNP
41 91 Shane Dawson 2016 0.00 DNP
42 91 Greg Billo 2013 0.00 DNP
43 91 Jose Urena 2014 0.00 DNP
44 90 Chase DeJong 2016 0.00 DNP
45 90 Nicholas Struck 2012 0.00 DNP
46 90 Derek Holland 2009 6.38
47 90 Brett Oberholtzer 2012 0.00 DNP
48 90 Dan Straily 2011 0.00 DNP
49 90 Colin Kleven 2013 0.00 DNP
50 90 Domingo Tapia 2014 0.00 DNP
51 90 Luis Marte 2009 0.00 DNP
52 90 Richelson Pena 2016 0.00 DNP
53 90 Austin Gomber 2016 0.00 DNP
54 90 Jon Kibler 2009 0.00 DNP
55 90 Jeurys Familia 2012 5.84
56 90 Nicholas Bucci 2013 0.00 DNP
57 90 Rudy Owens 2010 0.00 DNP
58 89 Enny Romero 2013 0.00
59 89 Brandon Maurer 2013 6.60
60 89 Anthony Ranaudo 2012 0.00 DNP
61 89 Yimmi Brasoban 2016 0.00 DNP
62 89 Zach Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
63 89 Teddy Stankiewicz 2016 0.00 DNP
64 89 Kyle Lotzkar 2012 0.00 DNP
65 89 Julio Rodriguez 2013 0.00 DNP
66 89 Jarred Cosart 2012 0.00 DNP
67 89 Alex Cobb 2010 0.00 DNP
68 89 Kyle Crick 2015 0.00 DNP
69 89 Michael O'Brien 2012 0.00 DNP
70 89 Archie Bradley 2015 5.80
71 89 Simon Castro 2010 0.00 DNP
72 89 Trevor May 2012 0.00 DNP
73 89 Matt Lollis 2013 0.00 DNP
74 89 Hunter Wood 2016 0.00 DNP
75 89 Anthony Swarzak 2008 0.00 DNP
76 89 Jose Ceda 2009 0.00 DNP
77 89 James Parr 2008 5.24
78 89 Carlos Polanco 2016 0.00 DNP
79 89 Kyle Lobstein 2012 0.00 DNP
80 89 Collin Balester 2008 5.96
81 89 Deolis Guerra 2011 0.00 DNP
82 89 Kelvin De La Cruz 2011 0.00 DNP
83 89 Zach Eflin 2016 5.97
84 89 Lucas Sims 2016 0.00 DNP
85 88 Yordano Ventura 2013 3.52
86 88 Jay Jackson 2010 0.00 DNP
87 88 Arquimedes Nieto 2011 0.00 DNP
88 88 Colton Cain 2013 0.00 DNP
89 88 Oswaldo Sosa 2008 0.00 DNP
90 88 Ryan Chaffee 2010 0.00 DNP
91 88 Kyle Drabek 2010 4.76
92 88 Dylan Baker 2014 0.00 DNP
93 88 Tim Berry 2013 0.00 DNP
94 88 Wes Roemer 2009 0.00 DNP
95 88 Austin Kirk 2012 0.00 DNP
96 88 Josue Carreno 2013 0.00 DNP
97 88 Zachary Jemiola 2016 0.00 DNP
98 88 Edwin Diaz 2016 2.52
99 88 Danny Duffy 2011 5.64
100 88 Edgar Osuna 2010 0.00 DNP

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2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).

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Trevor Clifton is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The Next 112Ben Carsley2017-03-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2017-03-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2018 and BeyondBen Carsley2017-02-28
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017Jeffrey Paternostro2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-01-16
2017 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-01-16
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsBrendan Gawlowski2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 13thWilson Karaman2016-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 7thChristopher Crawford2016-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 23rdWilson Karaman2016-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 10thWilson Karaman2016-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 3rdChristopher Crawford2016-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Carolina League All-Stars: PitchersAdam McInturff2016-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Carolina League All-Stars: PitchersWilson Karaman2016-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 18thChristopher Crawford2016-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 12thMark Anderson2016-05-13


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Trevor Clifton being underrated? Over his last 7 starts in 2016: 43.2 IP, 0.82 ERA, 45K, 6 BB...feels like nobody noticed and he's still only being projected as a back-end guy. Empty stats? Or possible that the reports on him are now outdated?
(Joe's from Garage)
I mean, by BP he's the no. 4 prospect in a talented farm system, so I'm not sure how much higher a rating he needs. He's still got work to do, but the read I'm getting is that back-end is now the floor, rather than the average, estimate. (Patrick Dubuque)
2016-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are any of Trevor Clifton, Oscar De La Cruz, or Jeimer Candelario top 100 prospects?
(Jeff from Brooklyn)
Yes, no, maybe (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat George. Can you rank the following young SPs based on talent (exlcuding proximity to majors)? Trevor Clifton, Jack Flaherty, Jaime Schultz, Touki Toussaint. Can I also get your thoughts on the good Basabe brother, and how he compares to other good young OFs (e.g. Acuna, Whitley, Sierra, Mieses, Robles)? GO SOX!
(Anthonyb from Boston)
You got it Anthony! This is a group of starters that I think will all end up in the bullpen, especially Schultz and Toussaint. If I had to pick one, I guess it would be Clifton. I haven't seen Basabe in-person yet, I'm planning on it once he reaches Double-A Portland (in my neck of the woods). The numbers are impressive and he seems like an incredible athlete that is starting to translate those skills into tangible on-field production. I put Robles and Acuna in a higher class than almost any prospect left in the minors. Those two are both top-10-to-15 fantasy prospects for me right now. (George Bissell)
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you characterize the state of Cubs SP pipeline? Seems like most of it is at lower levels? Cease? DeLa Cruz?
(Matt from Chicago)
They'll be able to both bridge that gap by way of having the finance to get someone if a hole arises, and/or do some Cubs magic and find that guy internally already and we just aren't talking about him.

I would throw Trevor Clifton somewhere into this mix--not as dominant top pitching prospect, but a name to be aware of. Certainly the story is they focused on hitters the last few drafts, and that's served them well. (Adam McInturff)


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